“How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told world leaders in a blistering speech at the United Nations last month.

But instead of bestowing the prize on the 16-year-old Swede, the Norwegian Nobel Committee gave the prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who was praised for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation.”

Why was Thunberg passed over? How could so many forecasters have been so wrong?

The peace prize selection process is highly secretive — all the committee would reveal was that there were 301 nominations this year. The…

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